Wednesday, May 16, 2012

GEV battle report

My interest renewed by the Steve Jackson Games Kickstarter project, I broke out my OGRE/GEV gear when I visited my brother last weekend.  I talked him into a quick game, and we decided on the basic "Raid" "Breakthrough" scenario from the GEV rules (no OGREs involved).
I took the standard 12 GEVs, while he took a howitzer, two light artillery drones, and four light GEVs, along with the standard infantry allotment.
That howitzer inside the ruined town was gonna be a problem, so I decided to avoid it and concentrate on the other side of the map.
The first few turns I was unmolested, and my opponent didn't move or shoot since I was out of range.
However, once in range of the LADs, they started disabling my GEVs.
Combined with infantry support, this was enough to knock them out of the fight one turn and destroy them the next, if they didn't get a kill the first time.
I did take out one of his LGEVs, but I was only able to get four (of twelve) of my units off the board.  It was a marginal victory for the defense.
Looking back, I should have been willing to sacrifice some of my lead elements and take out one artillery piece, then move the rest of my forces through the gap.  How 'bout a rematch?


Teddy KGB said...

"to crush your enemies, to see them fall at your feet -- to take their horses and goods and hear the lamentation of their women. That is best."

Face it dude. Teddy KGB is to Desert Scribe as Gengis Khan is to Eurasia. Maybe one day you'll be lucky enough to beat me. :)

Fun game! The defense really put my tactical skills to the test. I really should have put the big gun as the central point of my defense. I was just so sure you were going to make a water landing. Nonetheless, my defense was good enough to carry the day.

We need to plan a massive Ogre game similiar to the Battle Tech game we played at Craigs house back in the late 80s.

Desert Scribe said...

I remember that game! Dozens of mechs and vehicles, along with a city full of buildings ... too bad we never finished playing.

Don M said...

I'm going to do said "Big Ogre Game" in 15mm....)

Desert Scribe said...

Don, please let me know when & where!